Get a flu shot, while it's hot.
July 30, 2010 Flu season is in full swing in the Southern Hemisphere, with H1N1 the predominant strain in Australia and New Zealand. No one's predicting what our season will look like just yet.
July 28, 2010 The Gulf oil spill has caused 10 times the number of beach closures so far this year, compared to all of last year, says a new report. Swimming in polluted water can increase the risk of pinkeye, hepatitis and neurological problems.
July 26, 2010 California is on track to have the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 50 years. Gaps in vaccination have allowed the infectious disease to spread.
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July 20, 2010 Researchers at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna announced that a vaginal gel can reduce a woman's risk of acquiring HIV by half. The study of almost 900 South African women looked at the effectiveness of a gel containing Tenofovir.
July 19, 2010 The United States contributes a big portion of worldwide AIDS funding, yet the Obama Administration is being criticized for not doing more.
July 12, 2010 Food Poisoning? Holy Guacamole! And Salsa, Too.
July 12, 2010 The administration will soon unveil a new strategy to fight HIV/AIDS that will emphasize cutting infection rates and increasing the rate of treatment for newly diagnosed patients.
July 1, 2010 Some 40 million unused doses of swine flu vaccine have expired and are about be destroyed.
June 28, 2010 Immunization of people against whooping cough is necessary to reduce the risk of infection for babies.
June 25, 2010 A plastics industry group funded research that found germs in reusable grocery bags. But a health official in San Francisco, where disposable bags have been banned for years, says there's no need to worry.
June 24, 2010 An epidemic of pertussis has emerged in California, where five infants have died from the infectious cough already this year.
Watch out for SpaghettiOs like these.
June 18, 2010 Campbell's Soup Co. and ConAgra Foods are on the hot seat with big food recalls for SpaghettiOs and frozen chicken meals.
June 17, 2010 When microbes fight for real estate inside the body, the winners can be just the sorts of bugs that make us sicker.
June 16, 2010 Conserving rain forests in the Amazon helps contain mosquitoes that spread malaria.
Drug-resistant strains of major infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis have already emerged.
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June 15, 2010 Bugs resistant to treatment are fueling a growing health threat in developing and developed countries. A new report says a concerted international effort to fight the problem is needed.
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